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Rystad Sees Global LNG Market Flipping from Surplus to Deficit in 2029 on Mozambique LNG Delays

Rystad Sees Global LNG Market Flipping from Surplus to Deficit in 2029 on Mozambique LNG Delays

Anticipated delays in developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects in Mozambique could cause the market to tighten even more than expected later this decade, with forecasts flipping from surplus to deficit in 2029, according to a new report from Rystad Energy. The Norwegian consultancy said it now expects a supply deficit of 5.6 million…

May 10, 2021
Total Suspends Activity at Mozambique LNG Site as Violence Worsens

Total Suspends Activity at Mozambique LNG Site as Violence Worsens

French supermajor Total SE has suspended work at its Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) work site amid rising violence in the area. Total said the security threat from violent insurgents had led it to declare force majeure on the $20 billion project. It did not say when work might resume. “Considering the evolution of the…

April 26, 2021
Total, Siemens Team Up to Tackle LNG Carbon Emissions

Total, Siemens Team Up to Tackle LNG Carbon Emissions

French supermajor Total SE is partnering with German engineering firm Siemens AG to explore ways to lower carbon emissions at liquefied natural gas (LNG) sites. Total said Tuesday it had signed a technical collaboration agreement with the Siemens Energy subsidiary to study “sustainable solutions” for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction, with a focus on LNG facilities…

April 13, 2021
Qatar Teams Up With Major Portfolio Players to Develop World’s Next LNG Tanker Design

Qatar Teams Up With Major Portfolio Players to Develop World’s Next LNG Tanker Design

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has joined forces with other major liquefied natural gas (LNG) players to collaborate on the development of new vessel designs to transport the super-chilled fuel across the world.  ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Total SE joined with QP in signing an agreement to develop new medium and large LNG tankers with…

March 15, 2021
‘Writing is on the Wall,’ says Total’s Pouyanné as Major Shifting to LNG, Renewables

‘Writing is on the Wall,’ says Total’s Pouyanné as Major Shifting to LNG, Renewables

France’s Total SE plans to base its growth strategy on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable electricity during the 2020-2030 period and propose a name change to shareholders to reflect the shift in focus, management said Tuesday.  “The writing is on the wall,” said CEO Patrick Pouyanné upon presenting the major’s 2020 earnings to analysts…

February 10, 2021
Global Oil, Natural Gas Producers Commit to More Transparency in Reporting Methane Emissions

Global Oil, Natural Gas Producers Commit to More Transparency in Reporting Methane Emissions

A group of 62 oil and natural gas operators, which together represent 30% of the world’s production, agreed Monday to report their methane emissions with a “higher level” of transparency. The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) is a Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the…

November 23, 2020
France’s Total Makes Second Gas Discovery Offshore South Africa

France’s Total Makes Second Gas Discovery Offshore South Africa

Total SA has made a second significant gas condensate discovery offshore South Africa, management at the French major said Wednesday. The latest discovery is in the Luiperd prospect, in Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometers (109 miles) off the southern coast of South Africa. The Luiperd well was drilled to a depth of…

October 28, 2020
Total Sells First Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo to CNOOC

Total Sells First Carbon Neutral LNG Cargo to CNOOC

French major Total SE has delivered its first carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo, with the shipment going to state-controlled China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC), Total management said this week. “This first LNG shipment, whose carbon emissions have been offset throughout the value chain, represents a new step as we seek to support our…

October 21, 2020
Total’s Strategy Evolving to Expand LNG, Electricity Markets, Move to Net Zero Emissions

Total’s Strategy Evolving to Expand LNG, Electricity Markets, Move to Net Zero Emissions

French supermajor Total SE aims to transform itself over the next decade by building its reach in the “two fastest growing energy markets,” liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electricity, the CEO said. In presenting the Paris-based operator’s long-range strategy on Wednesday, CEO Patrick Pouyanné said the thrust is similar to other European-based majors. The outlook…

October 2, 2020
Stung by Steep 2Q Decline in Commodity Prices, Total Sees More Volatility Ahead

Stung by Steep 2Q Decline in Commodity Prices, Total Sees More Volatility Ahead

Total SE recorded a big loss in the second quarter and took an $8.1 billion impairment as oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices all declined precipitously and the global economy reeled from the Covid-19 pandemic. An oil market crisis, historically low natural gas prices and the economic slowdown in Europe decreased petroleum…

July 31, 2020
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